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Thanks for the update and it's good to hear that you are getting some use out of it. The Lancaster organ came up in conversation with Hugh Banton about a year ago and we wondered what was going on. We were both puzzled that no-one had been in touch with him for help and advice in restoring it.

What has become of the original electronics? As with a pipe organ, the tone generators are the heart and soul of an electronic, so the organ you are playing is arguably a brand new (and much better) organ re-using the console, while the Lancaster Priory organ is wherever the original electronics are.
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Pipe organ insurance
« Last post by revtonynewnham on May 06, 2018, 08:30:43 AM »
Thanks David

About right for what appears to be a slightly larger organ.  I had a prompt reply from John Mander over on their board.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Re: Pipe organ insurance
« Last post by David Pinnegar on May 05, 2018, 02:47:04 PM »
I was at a church in Staines the other day and the organist said that Harrisons had put a replacement value on their instrument http://www.npor.org.uk/NPORView.html?RI=N00973 of 800,000

Best wishes

David P
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Miscellaneous & Suggestions / Pipe organ insurance
« Last post by revtonynewnham on May 02, 2018, 04:28:13 PM »
Hi

I've been asked about insurance values for a historic 4m 35 stop pipe organ.  Any ideas?

Every Blessing

Tony
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Electronic Organs / Re: Lancaster Priory 4 manual Makin available to good home
« Last post by JKenny on April 18, 2018, 08:37:34 PM »
To keep a complete record on this project -

The school were unable to provide the funds to restore the Makin electronics nor have it rebuilt, so they offered it to me. I've now had the whole console converted to MIDI to use with Hauptwerk. As I am currently training for the Anglican clergy, I am hoping that it will be able to be used in the future for church music and training organists.

Many thanks to all who raised awareness of this organ's availability in 2012. It will be making music for many years to come!
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Questions of Temperament / 36 keys per octave
« Last post by revtonynewnham on April 10, 2018, 09:22:17 AM »
Hi

This article might be of interest:- https://www.voxhumanajournal.com/keller2018?utm_campaign=75801abd77-EMAIL_CAMPAIGN_2017_10_29&utm_medium=email&utm_so
(If that doesn't work - not sure it's the complete link_ got to https://www.voxhumanajournal.com/ and work from there)

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs Preserved / An organ transplanted to Australia
« Last post by revtonynewnham on April 02, 2018, 10:13:57 AM »
Hi

I had quite a surprise yesterday morning, when this appeared on my You Tube subscriptions e-maila:- https://youtu.be/tbL-HlGHdD8

The thumbnail (of the top of one of the pipe towers) immediately looked familiar, and when I saw the whole organ, I realised it was the c.1820 chamber organ in my  last church, Heaton Baptist in Bradford.  A much travelled instrument that wre think was built by a skilled amateur woodworker copying a much older instrument for some of the details.  When the church closed, we used the normal channels to advertise the availability of the organ, and received an enquiry from Australia, and eventually the organ was sold to them.  It was removed and packed by Willis', who had restored the organ the a few years earlier and had the care of it since. 

It's very pleasing to see and hear the results.  The organ  has been saved.

My You Tube channel has a few recordings of the instrument at Heaton - some pre-restoration.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs in danger / Good news for a change!
« Last post by revtonynewnham on April 02, 2018, 10:12:37 AM »
Hi

I had quite a surprise yesterday morning, when this appeared on my You Tube subscriptions e-maila:- https://youtu.be/tbL-HlGHdD8

The thumbnail (of the top of one of the pipe towers) immediately looked familiar, and when I saw the whole organ, I realised it was the c.1820 chamber organ in my  last church, Heaton Baptist in Bradford.  A much travelled instrument that wre think was built by a skilled amateur woodworker copying a much older instrument for some of the details.  When the church closed, we used the normal channels to advertise the availability of the organ, and received an enquiry from Australia, and eventually the organ was sold to them.  It was removed and packed by Willis', who had restored the organ the a few years earlier and had the care of it since. 

It's very pleasing to see and hear the results.  The organ  has been saved.

My You Tube channel has a few recordings of the instrument at Heaton - some pre-restoration.

Every Blessing

Tony
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Organs on eBay or for urgent sale / Re: Bishops Castle organ on ebay
« Last post by diapason on April 01, 2018, 02:13:02 PM »
Very sad.  This is happening FAR too often.  Either a church closing down or an attack by the Happy-Clappy brigade.
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No problem Ian.  I have the right contacts for that sort of query.

Every Blessing

Tony
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